There will be a public review period for Volume 1 – Cycling Master Plan and a Public Information Session (including presentation) on Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 7-9 p.m. at Noel Ryan Auditorium, Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West (map).
The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Click here for POSTER.
The agenda for the evening is:
- 7:00 – 7:30 Informal open house to preview the presentation boards and network maps
- 7:30 – 7:45 welcome and overview of the project
- 7:45- 8:15 presentation of the draft cycling master plan
- 8:15 – 8:30 Q&A
- 8:30 – 8:50 Turning point questions
- 8: 50 – 9:00 Closing remarks and next steps
Click for the Draft Cycling Master Plan documents on the City’s webpage.
City of Mississauga, Press Release (April 7, 2010): Draft Cycling Master Plan Public Information Session.
“‘We developed the draft plan by taking into account international best practices as well as relevant legislation and guidelines. Most importantly though, over 1,000 Mississauga citizens have already provided their input,’ said Anne Farrell, planner, Community Services. ‘We are returning to the public after the consultation process to show how their recommendations have helped shape the final plan.’”
The Draft Report (Volume 1), of the new Cycling Master Plan for Mississauga was presented for information at the General Committee of Council on March 24, 2010 (link to the Minutes will be provided here when available) and went to Council for Approval on March 31, 2010.
NOTE: Ward 2 Councillor Pat Mullin moved a Resolution (click to view), as requested by the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC), for staff to provide Council with financial scenarios to accelerate the implementation of the Master Plan from 20 years to as soon as 5 years. The Resolution passed unanimously at General Committee on March 24th and was adopted by Council on March 31, 2010.
Mississauga News article (March 25, 2010): City plans expanded bike system. Excerpt: “Although Mullin hails the new plan as a ‘major shift’ in philosophy, from seeing cycling as primarily a recreational activity to an alternative form of transportation, she’d like to speed things up. ‘It’s got to be now, not in 20 years…it’s doable if the political will is there.’ Currently, only about 0.3 per cent of vehicles on Mississauga roads are bicycles; the City hopes to boost that to 10 per cent. The new plan, which aims to put 95 per cent of residents within one kilometre of a major cycling route, would also include parking facilities at transit hubs and City facilities.”
Volume 2 of the Master Plan: Cycling Implementation Strategy, will be prepared in April and May and incorporated into the Final Master Plan Report which will go to Council for approval in June 2010.
The Cycling Master Plan, two years in process starting in 2008, has been informed by significant public and stakeholder engagement and by collaboration with the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC), which is an advisory committee to Council with twelve (12) volunteer citizen members from every Ward in the City.